Ahh yeah! It’s that time of year again! We’ve done How to Dance Kpop Style for 2008, 2009, 2010, and now, we bring you How to Dance Kpop Style 2011. Sweet!

We asked you to vote for your favourite dances of the year via our Kpop Charts, which we are now using to determine who we will review every week for Kpop Music Monday. We’ve made a full playlist in the video above, so you can watch every video on our list after our review, or, if you want to view them one by one, we’ve outlined them below. Also, check out our reviews for each video, if you haven’t already. Infinite’s “Before the Dawn” was the only one we didn’t review, unfortunately. I wonder why that didn’t get voted in?

Also, as we mentioned in our Teaser for How to Dance Kpop Style 2011, we’re giving out CDs to the top commenters on our Kpop Charts for the Top 3 videos, which, in this case, are Big Bang’s “Tonight,” 2NE1′s “I Am The Best,” and Infinite’s “Before the Dawn”. And so, congrats to NaToTheWak, Eliza Carter, and taecitoff. If you’re one of the winners, please send us an email via our Contact Page using the same email address from your comment, and we’ll mail out your band’s CD ASAP!.

And on that note, here are the top 10 Kpop Videos and Dances of the Year!

10. TVXQ – Keep Your Head Down


Check out our full review of Keep Your Head Down. Buy on iTunes / YesAsia

9. Wonder Girls – Be My Baby


Check out our full review of Be My Baby. Buy on iTunes / YesAsia

8. Girls’ Generation – The Boys


Check out our full review of The Boys. Buy on iTunes / YesAsia

7. MBLAQ – Mona Lisa


Check out our full review of Mona Lisa. Buy on iTunes / YesAsia

6. Super Junior – A Cha


Check out our full review of A Cha. Buy on iTunes / YesAsia

5. B2ST – Fiction


Check out our full review of Fiction. Buy on iTunes / YesAsia

4. U-Kiss – Neverland


Check out our full review of Neverland. Buy on iTunes / YesAsia

3. Infinite – Before the Dawn


Buy on iTunes / YesAsia

2. 2NE1 – I Am The Best


Check out our full review of I Am the Best. Buy on iTunes / YesAsia

1. Big Bang – Tonight


Check out our full review of Tonight. Buy on iTunes / YesAsia

And, even though it didn’t make it on the list, here’s our favourite dance of the year. Seriously guise! How did this not make it on the list? This dance is so full of win. Go to any Korean club, put this song on, and tell me that everyone isn’t doing this freaking dance and loving it! Ah!


And, lastly, don’t forget to check out our bloopers here:


  1. You guys didnt make one for 2012 D:

  2. Can’t wait for 2012 list.

  3. Don’t Get why t-ara’s roly poly didnt get on the list even simonandmartina said ”
    This dance is so full of win ” Im so mad >:(

  4. I was surprised that Roly Poly wasn’t in the list i TOTALLY AGREE with simon and martina? What in the World man? WHY?

  5. I literally Died when I saw the Demon armpit….oh my gawd funniest thing I’ve ever seen !!

  6. I totally agree with everyone who has already pointed out that this was just a popularity contest and not about the dances. And that you guys should stick to just picking the dances yourselves. Cause this list… is just so bad. I mean, Big Bang won? What the? They don’t even freakin’ dance! Sorry but you guys failed big time with this. :( Please only let people vote like crazy for K-pop Music Mondays, I really don’t care what is voted for. But delusional fans will vote for stuff like this without even -thinking- or -considering- other options. They’re nuts.

  7. ajajaja I looooooooooooooove this videooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  8. Parabens o seu site esta muito bom. tem otimos conteudos de noticias
    desejo muito sucesso pra vc… 

  9. Infinite should be number 1  thought IMO ~ :) ♥

  10. You guys should do more of your K-Pop interpretive dances like last time :D

  11. The votes counting were a MESS! For real… And U-Kiss’ Neverland was like almost 4500 votes (all the facebook, twitter, voting, blablabla), while Big Bang’s Tonight (dance? hm) was barely 4000 votes. So… How on Earth Big Bang won? o_o
    I mean, I don’t know because I stopped voting days ago, if someone can answer me… :/

  12. What happended to lucifer?

    • Lucifer was a 2010 song. Shinee was in Japan releasing awkward re-makes of all their awesome Korean songs throughout most of 2011.

      WHO’S READY FOR THE COMEBACK!?!?!??! WOOOOO!!!!…..>.>….. i guess i’m excited. (*^_^*)

  13. I just discovered you guys, and I just want to tell you how much I love your website! You guys are fantastic, and I can’t wait to see more. Thank you so much for all you’re doing :)

  14. First of all, FOR REAL!? Big Bang as number one for HOW TO DANCE–DANCE being the operative word here–K-pop style? How sad. I just knew I am the Best would be #1. Or maybe ANY group like 2NE1 known for dancing…. as opposed to a group universally known for NOT dancing. Maybe this should be changed next year to “Popularity Contest 2012.” I know it’s not your fault, but these were kinda…. not it. Exhibit A. The dance for Nothing’s Over was much more memorable than BTD. I mean, the shoulder shimmy alone! “YOU WANNA LEAVE THIS GIRL?? HUH??” I laughed about that for a week. (Even Be Mine was a more awesome dance!)

    My point is, YOU GUYS, SIMON AND MARTINA, should just pick the videos, like you did back in 2008 and 2009. Those kpop style videos were full of win and awesomeness. And all the videos were legit dance videos. It’s cool that you give us, you know, your fans, control sometimes. But I need ya’ll to take the wheel next year on this one, because clearly we don’t really know what we’re doing.

    Second of all, so that this post isn’t completely me being a wet blanket, pickles.

  15. i don’t really like snsd dance,where is kara step?? 

  16. So I was completely captivated by Simon’s shirt. (Moreso than usual)
    “Is that…NOOOOooo, it can’t be. Can it?”
    And then Simon turned around to confirm it, and I paused the video to go do my happy dance.
    Simon + Khal Drogo + kpop = DIED AND GONE TO HEAVEN. 

  17. Reason why they didnt make it as a “tutorial”


    Any portion of inclusion (even one second) in a video WITHOUT the permission of the original copyright holder is an infringement of the copyright law.

    That is why Simon and Martina only LINK the original videos and NOT include them in the actual video.

    There are exceptions; if the video is for educational purposes or for research purposes in an academic setting, they are exempt from the copyright laws. However, this is neither. It is for primarily profit as this is their primary occupation now.

  18. You guys are totally shameless. I’d be afraid to shoot a video in the middle of a park for fear that people may thing I am a weirdo. I do have a question. In you experience do you feel that Kpop fans tend to be disproportionately teenage girls?

  19. T-shirt = Mr. T
    Its a Mr.T-shirt! XD

  20. Aww no dance tutorials? I guess Ukiss was close enough, but come on, I was expecting more pet the giraffe, brush of the spider, make a plane, high five yourself and miss, quick recover, make a birdie, pet the camel, catch some snow, sugar rush, pat yourself in the stomach…yeah that’s all I got XD

    • maybe we might have that this year 2012 :D SHINee’s making a comeback XD 

      yea i was hoping it would be more about teaching us dancing but it was still quite funny. Ukiss’s was the closest but i think they should have showed the original at the left corner whilst Martario was dancing and it would be even funnier ^^ plus we’d know what part Martario is dancing.


  22. I’m so happy to see that Spudgy is doing just fine!! Go Spudgy!!! :3

  23. This year’s how to dance kpop style wasn’t as good as last years. Sorry, but I didn’t really enjoy it. Take SNSD out and this would be perfect. #justsaying. 
    I loved how you guys could make learning dances fun, just take SNSD out please. Thanks.

  24. dis was so funny!
    dis was rly da only episode dat made me laugh a lot <3

    but…remember da last ( how to dance kpop style 2010,2009,2008
    u taught da moves 2 da viewers?
    xD dont rly want 2 b mean but…u rly didnt show us dat at all

  25. love this video its so funny! i agree with simon and martina i voted for roly poly and I was surprised it didn’t make it on the list. love the dance to roly poly:)!

  26. I was laughing all the way through this video (including bloopers), except for the armpit gag. That traumatized me.  ;p

    Congrats to all the winners!

  27. SOOOO love this… YG Ent. top 2… go BJ’s and VIPs… congrats to all the fandoms too… i hope JYJ songs were there too :)

  28. Haha, really liked the one for Infinte’s BTD, well done guise!  But as some others, I also wish you had showed more of the dances yourselves, that’s allways the funniest parts :)

  29. Acha is so much better than Mr Simple. TVXQ and UKISS shouldda been hinger. But as I am YG biased am happy with the top two (Big Bang should have put bits of Tonite’s stage dance in the video, cause yeah otherwise its not a dance video LOL)

  30. damn it! it’s a shame you guys took out tick tack had voted so much for that one!

  31. As always your videos are so fun and entertaining to watch! Although I have noticed that now the how to dance kpop vids have become more about talking about the videos than actually teaching people how to dance them? the one for u-kiss was great, i laughed so hard :)

  32. I agree with 2ne1′s dance. That it really suits the song.

  33. I can’t believe i waited 1 year for this!! XD hahaha!! It was worth it!! Now… have to wait other year for “How to Dance Kpop Style 2012″… :)

  34. Guys, if you want to complain, don’t put the blame on Simon and Martina. They weren’t the ones choosing the songs. We were! 

    Simon and Martina: Next time, I would honestly consider just choosing the dances yourselves. And maybe not mention the MV so much, and just focus on the dance.

    Still, I understand how this years wasn’t as interesting: they were stuck with songs that had mediocre dances. 

  35. Congratulations to everyone who voted! I’m super glad 2NE1 got 2nd place for their video, even though I beleive many people had confusion about the new voting page: lots of people were there voting for kpop music mondays, others voting for videos that had already been reviewed and others (like myself) voting only for the dance contest.
    Anyway, an awesome year for kpop! Thank you for the video guise and the cd! 

  36. I had nightmares D: and I’m blaming Simon…lol


  38. I googled dothraki, D: i didnt know it actually was something o-o

  39. The video was so funny but I wish you guys focused more on the actual dancing and how to do it like in the ones from the previous years

  40. I’m honestly just disappointed that Tick Tack was taken off, because it was on a clear path to winning. :( I don’t think there would have been so many upset people if Tick Tack had been first, since it is an amazing dance video and Tonight…isn’t.

  41. ‘A-Cha’ is the new ‘wax on wax off’

  42. Darn, I really wanted them to try to do the body waves in sistar19′s ma boy! oh well!

  43. now I understand why SNDS have the same beginning as TVXQ, something like big tadam! :) they even have the same move like TVXQ in “keep your head down” in the middle of the chorus. something like jumping with one leg bent in a knee and hand up in air.

    btw, I think “Before the down” by INFINITE was the best dance here. however, I had tough time deciding if not u-kiss neverland is better :)

  44. If you’re complaining about the ranking, please have a look at this page again.


    It is exactly the same presentation than during the contest, and there is no mention anywhere that it is a dance contest. But KPop Music Mondays is mentionned. So basically people who didn’t watch the user’s guide and arrived there by a link voted:

    - either for their favorite video of the year,
    - or for KPop Music Mondays.

    And that’s normal. They couldn’t guess. Actually, even me who watched the user’s guide got it wrong (but I’m maybe a bit stupid). When I arrived on the voting page, I saw several videos with absolutely no dance in it (2NE1′s Hate You, BEG’s Cleansing Cream, Infinite’s Paradise), so I thought to myself that if the contest was really only about dance, Simon and Martina wouln’t have accepted such videos in the poll. That’s how I ended voting for my favorite videos of the year, dance or not. Seems like I’m not the only one.

    Today I watched the HTDK of the previous years, and I found out that it was always about catchy dance moves that became popular then. Which means that Bubble Pop and Roly Poly totally deserved the podium, but I didn’t vote for them because the’re not even in my own top 50 videos of 2011. I wish the user’s guide was clearer about that.

    Well, I don’t wish it too much neither, cuz thanks to this big misunderstanding I won a Big Bang album (thank you again Simon and Martina! I love you guise!)

    My suggestion for next year: making a separate poll for dance, in which live videos would be accepted in case there is no music video with dance for this song. I don’t agree with people asking Simon and Martina not to make people vote anymore because voters are irresponsible teenage fangirls and you guise know better than us what is good for us. I really think that fans wouldn’t have voting like crazy for a non-dancing video if they knew it was a contest about dance.

    And my suggestion for KPop Music Mondays: clearing the KPop Chart page from all the videos that has already been reviewed, to avoid further confusion and to make room for others. Several videos that I submitted are at the end of the poll, where they are not visible and therefore don’t get half a chance to be voted. Thank you.

    • Very well said. I was a bit disappointed: it really ended as something like Best Song slash Video… I can agree that during the k-pop party I attended last year’s June, Tonight was the song of the evening, but it’s just because it’s catchy, you can jump to it, sing to it etc. – but the dance routine is unequally undistinctive in comparision to the popularity of the song! 

      Rules weren’t stated clearly and this year’s HTDK wasn’t really about memorable dance routines, which in fact I’m very disappointed in. Ma Boy, BDT, Paradise, Roly Poly, Fiction, Be My Baby, even Mr Simple (which personally I don’t like), just to name the few, were really the moves of the year.

      Hence, I agree – please state the rules clearly next year :) so that people can vote not for their favourite performer/song/mv, but for the most memorable and distinctive dance routine, shich – i guess – this annual section is all about.

    • I’ m not stupid actually. It reassures me.

    • I’ve just read this on http://www.eatyourkimchi.com/vote-for-how-to-dance-kpop-2011/

      Céline Goyens
      Do i have to vote for the BEST MV or the HOTTEST MV? I don’t really understand .. please answer ~

      Simon and Martina, Kpop, Korean Food, and Zombies
      For your favourite kpop video of the year, so it could be best dance or video in general!

      So I’m not stupid. It reassures me.

  45. Khal Drogo… that’s who’s on your shirt! Game of Thrones fan FTW, Simon!
    (Though I’m sure I’m not the first to have guessed >_<)

  46. The other day, my brother was creeping over my shoulder while I was listening to my iPod and said, “‘Batoost’? Is that how you pronounce that?”
    You win Simon, you win.

  47. What about 2012 ???
    2012 has begun ……


  48. Martina makes a pretty MBLAQ member ^-^

  49. mmm I’m a VIP so in one hand I loooove to see that Tonight won but at the same time I know that the isn’t a dance in the song and there are some other songs with epic dances like bubble pop or rolly polly …now i have like a mix of feelings :s

  50. Tonight is a relevant dance because it incorporates Put Your Hands Up by 2PM and other dances that i cannot think of at this time, but it IS a dance, so don’t knock it!!!!!!!

  51. I seriously don’t get it ! How did “Tonight” is N1 … there is no dancing at ALL >.< grrrr INFINITE FTW !

  52. …this years ‘how to dance k-pop style’ is kinda boring…
    Most people voted on how great the song is, and not really about the dancing!
    …was it only me who voted for MVs that have alot of dancing? 

  53. there should be Kara’s Step. one of the coolest dance of the year.

  54. hm…i miss bubble pop here xD

  55. I personally love Infinite’s BTD and i think it was the best dance. I loved when they rose off the floor, that was epic. Of course TVXQ had done the same thing a few years back in one of their Japanese videos, and i remember thinking how awesome it was. i just love it.

  56. Is that Dothraki Man Warrior on the back?

  57. I like how you say points for guessing, when you show the back as Dothraki, man warrior and even say it.  Obviously this was made for Simon, but I love how people are guessing all kinds of wrongness.

  58. Yeah, Roly Poly is the best! :D Happy New Year!!!! :)

  59. I think b2st dance for fiction looks like they have stepped in poop and they are trying to get it of .. Don’t misunderstand I love the dance .. But that would explain the dance move since they are dancing in a dark alleyway :p

  60. T-Ara FTW. 

    Roly Poly is the best K-Pop dance-along dance since Abracadabra. 

    I’d bet the house that Yuna is going to adapt the choreography for All That Skate Spring 2012.

  61. i know im late but happy new year!! to you guys!!

  62. no hand wave and guitar smashy for BB’s tonight?
    i was looking forward to that…. :(

  63. it´s 2:00 am and I´m waching your video

  64. My mouth dropped when you guys said part of Tonight was filmed in SD, I’m from SD! But they probably filmed it when I was up at school in Riverside. I would have loved to see that!

  65. How did BB win? I saw to dancing in the video? Anyway I’m happy SuJu placed! SUPER JUNIOR FIGHTING~ LOVE FROM CANADA~~~~~

  66. oh my god! Martina you look so young when you wear the U-Know time costume and Simon when is the last time you shave your Dothraki man warrior armpit? LOL!

  67. i dont understand how tonight was the best dance of the year cuz the dance wasnt exactly that catchy. in my opinion, roly poly should have been first, then i am the best, fiction, mr.simple/a-cha, the boys, pinocchio/hot summer, be my baby, keep your head down, etc… this poll thing is still unfair cuz it doesnt really prove which is the catchiest/best dance but rather it is a fandom war

  68. OH MY GOD!!!! The demon singing armpit hair made me laugh so hard i cried! Love the video as always and i can’t wait for the 2012 one!

  69. i think maybe for your future how to dance kpop videos you should just choose the songs yourself, otherwise people just vote for their fave artists rather than the actual dances.

  70. So basically this turned into top ten favorite songs of the year and not dances. I ain’t even mad.

  71. Dude, what is Tonight doing in number one? XD Well, apart from that, awesome video!! And Simon, I was hoping to see you doing the “Grils bring the boys out!” of the rap part for the dance of The Boys hahahahah. But that’s ok, my nightmares will be full of… hair!! o/

  72. OMG that shaky camera work in A-cha is as bad is having too many camera cuts, makes my eye twitch!

  73. Simon, is it Icecube the guy on your shirt? That’s my best guess, the guy who starred in the movie “Are we there yet?” LOL btwn, Happy New Year’s! best wishes all the way from Mexico, yeah guys, even here you rock! ^^

  74. Why is Tonight number 1? lol. Big Bang is so badass. It wins every cateogry, even if it doesnt fit in.

  75. Roly Poly! Oh yes! ;_; I thought it was going to make it in the list.

  76. It’s funny you mention about the KYHD dance being violent. On Happy Together, with Luna, Sulli, Krystal, Yunho, Changmin, and Onew, they talked about being upset at each other over anything Yunho said he had a grudge against Changmin.  “Why?” asked Changmin. Well, during KYHD performances during the part where they face each other he is supposed push Yunho’s chest but instead he used to thump him REALLY hard with his fist because he was so into it. Yuhno was like, “It hurt so much but I have to stay in the song.” So Yunho told him to change the choreography specifically to a push without telling Changmin why LOL. 

    I’ve only watched one episode of the tv show but love the books so nice t-shirt Simon

  77. Khal Drogo, Game of Thrones? :D

  78. Good video as usually but although I am a Big bang fan, I do agree that “Tonight” was like out of category…  And Roly Poly I love love that dance.. Happy new year btw

  79. I love the opening sequence! So good. Good job guys, I think that covered K-pop this year. Although Big Bang was a bit, I don’t know, out of category? It’s a great song but not a dance one. I guess VIPs was out of their heads again. Good grief.

  80. How did I know BB was gonna win. Because they’re the best. that’s how I knew :P

  81. Matario was awesome!

    I wish the guy that made my pizza was as cool as him ):<

  82. Before watching the video, I did feel like Big Bang was gon win. *stares down at Martina* Spudgy wants cuddles~ Happy New Year guise! 

  83. I just had to comment on Martina popping out of Simon’s arm pit on the Girls Generation spoof. Genius. And how on earth did I know that Big Bang was going to be #1??? Lucky guess. *looks at Martina*

    But I loved this one as much as last years. Yay for the New Year and yay for more videos!!!!!

    Also i love the new nitro thing you guys did with the video. Twas awesome. One more thing:Martina how do you get so many cute head band things?

  84. should have had jay parks abandoned…..

  85. Shuffling so last year!? What about LMFAO Party Rock Anthem!? That video racked up 336.5 million views in 9 months.

  86. punkyprincess92

    watching this at like nearly 4 at night and i’m trying so hard not to laugh out loud!!

    also SHINee are coming back!!!!!!!!!!! i’m so happy i had to mention it!!

  87. Sascha Wong

    Is that Khal Drogo on your t-shirt, Simon?! Oh yeah, Dothraki Man Warrior FTW! I hope you guys have a fantastic New Year :D

  88. It’s Mr. T. on the shirt, I think

  89. Am I the first to comment!!!??
    Woohoo!!! thats the first time!!!
    almost 2012!! SO excited!!!
    Fighting, Martina and Simon!!!! luv the video~

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